Reviewin’ the Box: And Then There Were None (VCI Entertainment edition)

Based on Agatha Christie’s detective novel (which eventually held the same title after a few less-than-favorable ones), And Then There Were None is based on the premise of a nursery rhyme in which all of the characters die by the end. Here are the version of the rhyme that the film utilizes: “Ten little Indian… Read More Reviewin’ the Box: And Then There Were None (VCI Entertainment edition)

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Hal Roach’s All-Star Comedians

Welcome to the sixth week of TMP’s Slapstick Encyclopedia journey! This time around we’re taking a look at the big stars who churned out fantastic comedic performances at Hal Roach’s studio, including Stan Laurel and Harold Lloyd. Volume 6 of the Slapstick Encyclopedia once again includes five films. Oranges and Lemons (1923) Directed by: George… Read More Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Hal Roach’s All-Star Comedians

Mill Creek Musings: The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Jimmy (Edmund O’Brien), Eddie (Johnny Sands), Mike (Steve Brodie) and Ollie (Richard Erdman) are Army vets who live as members of the “52-20 club,” surviving on $20-per-week unemployment benefits afforded them as they re-adjust to civilian life after the war. At the unemployment office one day, the men meet Jean Madison (Wanda Hendrix), an ex-WAVE… Read More Mill Creek Musings: The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 1: In the Beginning

A Note from Lindsey: Today begins TMP’s 11-part series on the Slapstick Encyclopedia DVD set! This series will run every Thursday for the next 11 weeks. Slapstick Encyclopedia is a unique little DVD collection. Containing films with release years ranging from 1909 to the late 1920s, it was curated and produced by film historians David… Read More Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 1: In the Beginning

Reviewin’ the Box: ‘Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime’

Reviewin’ the Box: Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime What’s in the box?: A single disc including including musical performances from Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. These performances come from a 1962 televised special. Packaging: This DVD, released by KULTUR, comes in a standard plastic case. The cover design is simple,… Read More Reviewin’ the Box: ‘Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime’

Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Throughout the month I’ve been reviewing films from Carole Lombard – The Glamour Collection DVD set. This is the fifth of six films in the set. An American woman (Carole Lombard) masquerading as a Swedish princess with Hollywood hopes boards an ocean liner, fooling everyone on board into thinking that she’s royalty. They all know… Read More Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: The Princess Comes Across (1936)